Melting Ice

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration – Character Study
(Challenges)

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“CHARACTER STUDY: JOSH AVERY IS A 21 YEAR OLD MALE WITH ANGER ISSUES
HELPING A SEVERELY PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSON ACROSS THE STREET.
WRITE THIS POETIC EPISODE!”

Josh Avery turned people off
with his closed-face look
of bitterness. No one brooked
arguments with him. Warned
by his boss that he would
be out of a job if he did
not agree to take Anger
Management classes,  Josh
had no choice but to acquiesce.
After several sessions,
he was slowly learning
that the burning in him,
short temper, and lack
of patience were present
in a myriad of people–
not just men.

One icy Sunday morning,
promising to be boring
and lonely, Josh hit
the streets. He spied
icy patches across
cobblestone. At corner,
he found himself standing
beside a profoundly
immobilized man in a
wheel chair. How can
he possibly cross, and
avoid those thin sheets
of ice on the ground,
Josh thought. He felt
bound to help. As he
wheeled the chair across
the street, John felt
a melting in his heart,
a softening of his features.
He would make it. He was
part of the human race.

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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